Press Releases

Will the Asda-Sainsbury’s merger create a new retailer fit for the 21st century customer?
08/05/2018

Fighting Fat with numbers: data is at the heart of the war on obesity but how can suppliers wield it?
24/04/2018

Dan Finke, Managing Director IRI UK, the leading provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG suppliers and retailers, explains why the war on obesity cannot be won without investment in data and analytics technology.


‘On-the-go’ consumers driving sales of snacks across Europe – IRI 2017 top selling FMCG categories
04/04/2018

Demand for convenience and food and drink ‘on-the-go’ is helping to drive sales of snacking products, particularly crisps and salty snacks, across Europe.


Alcohol worth £16 billion is UK’s leading FMCG category – IRI’s launches Top Categories 2017 report
04/04/2018

IRI appoints Olly Abotorabi to newly created regional market insights role
03/04/2018

To meet growing demand by FMCG manufacturers and retailers for turning market read into actionable insights


Blakemore Trade Partners selects IRI SalesOut as its data sharing and technology partner
22/03/2018

SalesOut’s Unify Supplier Collaboration Platform will help Blakemore Trade Partners and its suppliers improve joint business planning


Demand for more natural ingredients in beauty products added £1.4m to sales of facial scrubs in last year according to IRI market data
19/03/2018

4 out of 10 of the top selling facial scrub brands use clay, sugar, salt or fruits as alternatives to microbeads


Beast from the ‘eats’ – shoppers spend £15 million on soup during week of bad weather, according to IRI sales data
09/03/2018

Sales of bird feed, bacon and milk also deliver boost to UK supermarkets


1 in 5 meals eaten out of home as European consumers favour service over home cooking
07/03/2018

New European report on Out of Home foodservice sales from IRI highlights increase in eating out throughout the day added €4.1bn to food service sales in 2017


IRI recognised as an Investor in People
31/01/2018

IRI, a leading provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and retailers has been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.


Gin-gle all the way
04/01/2018

Frozen meat sales up 11.3% as people seek to waste less food
Overall supermarket grocery sales for Christmas 2017 are flat compared with last year, taking price rises into account


IRI launches NEW range of analytics solutions designed to offer smaller brands affordable insights on Media, Price & Promotion and Assortment
13/11/2017

IRI, the provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and retailers, has announced the latest in its range of affordable solutions tailored for smaller brands that would otherwise be unable to get access to analytics technology. Based on IRI’s market leading LIQUID MODELING™* platform, the new IRI Assortment Optimization Superior and IRI Price & Promotion Superior solutions use store-level data to provide brands with critical business insights to keep up to speed with customers and competitors.


IRI Shopper Insights Report highlights growth of specialist stores over mass market as growing number of shoppers visit drug stores
08/11/2017

A new European Shopper Insights Report conducted by IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, shows that the influence and importance of emerging specialist retail channels, like drug stores, pharmacies* and make-up stores, is growing.


Product range rather than price or convenience drives consumers in-store – IRI European Shopper Insights Report
23/10/2017

For 60% range is main reason for store choice when grocery shopping in supermarkets/hypermarkets, while price is key for discounters and online shopping


IRI first to market with new analytics package for convenience retailers to help stores maximise sales and ROI
02/10/2017

Convenience retailers now have access to equivalent analytical capabilities as supermarkets to help with store layout, category management, price/promo and product assortment


More people buying vegetarian, free-from and organic food as healthy eating trend gathers pace
02/10/2017

British Grocery shoppers become digital Infoseekers as the cost of shopping continues to rise
21/09/2017

1 in 3 shoppers uses the Internet to seek information before shopping
Smartphones assist half of digital infoseekers with in-store savings
80% of shoppers prepare a shopping list and 1 in 10 do this on their phone


European grocery shoppers become digital Infoseekers as the cost of shopping continues to rise
21/09/2017

1 in 3 shoppers uses the Internet to seek information before shopping
Smartphones assist 65% of digital infoseekers with in-store savings
84% of shoppers prepare a shopping list and 1 in 10 do this on their phone
Southern Europeans more focused than Northern Europeans on finding the best deal


Globus selects IRI as its preferred partner for data sharing and technology in Germany
11/09/2017

IRI’s Holistic Retail Solution provides advanced predictive analytics and transactional data insights to Globus and its suppliers


Boots UK and IRI announce customer insight platform partnership
23/08/2017

Boots UK announces today that it has partnered with IRI to develop and operate a range of world-class customer insight tools for its product brands*.